It’s been a little over a year since Anthony Vaccarello took over the creative helm at Saint Laurent; though he’s only created two main collections for the brand, his aggressively cool aesthetics have already melted the hearts of many. What’s really got our hearts pumping, however, is his ambitious shoe game.
From the gravity-defying pumps with no heels to the HK$80k rhinestone-covered slouch boots, these gorgeous yet exceedingly curious designs have given us a bit of pause when it comes to our feelings towards the brand. And as if we weren’t confused enough, Vaccarello has just taken another daring step forward and released his most perplexing shoe design yet: roller-skate stilettos.
Yes, you read that right. The high-end Parisian fashion house has decided to attach wheels to a pair of sky-high stiletto heels. They’re meant to say ‘give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world’, but one step into these killer heels, and all you’ll be conquering might be a trip to your nearest hospital.
Though we highly advise against wearing them, they are actually beautiful to look at, and can be seen as a collector’s piece for Saint Laurent fans. Dubbed the Anya 100 patch pump rollers, these leather ‘wheels’ come in four different ’80s-inspired designs and feature an over three-inch stiletto heel with a roller skate wheel attached to the bottom, along with two additional wheels and a traditional kick-stop skate brake placed underneath the platform.
These pump rollers, priced at £1,995 (approx. HK$20,257), have only just launched across Europe in select stores. For HongKongers who love the idea of fashionable roller skates but aren’t looking to break a leg anytime soon, Saint Laurent has an equally stylish and much more practical sneaker version on offer, also available in select stores only.
Saint Laurent, Shop G3, Alexandra House, 20 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2868 0092